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Snapshots: San Antonio-Area Commencement

June 10, 2019

As Webster campuses continue celebrating the 100th graduating class, Webster University's 43rd anniversary in the San Antonio area welcomed more than 1,000 guestscelebrating graduates from campus locations including the San Antonio Metro, Lackland Air Force Base, Fort Sam Houston and Randolph Air Force Base.

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Farida Bedwei

Webster Ghana Holds 5th Commencement Ceremony

May 24, 2019

Webster University's campus in Accra, Ghana, celebrated its 5th and largest-ever commencement on Saturday, May 18, with undergraduate and graduate students convening from three of Webster academic colleges and schools. Graduates heard remarks from Farida Bedwei, co-founder and chief technology officer of Logiciel (Ghana), as well as Webster Ghana Director Christa Sanders, Walker School Dean Simone Cummings, and governmental representatives from Ghana, Italy and the United States.

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Class of 2019

Commencements begin for Class of 2019

May 17, 2019

Webster University's 100th graduating class has begun celebrating at commencement ceremonies across the network, including ceremonies last weekend in Geneva, Leiden, St. Louis and Thailand with more to come this weekend and through the summer. Overall, the class includes 5,000 graduates -- ranging in age from 19 to 72 -- and representing 101 countries across the globe.

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The winning design was submitted by Sarah Lafser '15

New Webster Seal Unveiled with Contest Winner

May 14, 2019

Webster University's new seal was unveiled at Commencement Dinner. A design by Sarah Lafser '15 (BA Animation) was selected through a contest that drew submissions from current students, alumni and faculty. "Webster has had such a huge impact on my life that goes beyond a degree," she said. With that in mind, she said her design modernizes the seal and reflects Webster's global impact while incorporating elements from past seals in its history.

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Dean Eric Rothenbuhler and Courtney Stewart (MA '05)

2019 Outstanding Alumni Award Winners

May 13, 2019

The Outstanding Alumni Award recipients from each Webster University college and school were honored at Friday's Commencement Dinner and invited to address graduates from their respective colleges and schools at the 100th Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 11, at The Muny in Forest Park.

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Webster Groves, where Webster University was founded in 1915.

Commencement Ceremonies Through History: 25th, 50th, 75th

May 10, 2019

Webster University has celebrated its annual Commencement at several locations around St. Louis, where it was founded in 1915. In addition to the Webster Groves campus and neighboring Eden Seminary and Nerinx Hall, downtown locations have included the Kiel Opera House, Powell Symphony Hall, the St. Louis Arena and the Dome at America's Center. Now, as Webster prepares to celebrate its 100th Commencement ceremony at The Muny in Forest Park, here is a look back at some past milestone commencement ceremonies: the 25th, 50th and 75th.

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Commencement at The Muny

Commencement Staff, Faculty Bus Schedule

May 06, 2019

Buses will be available according to the following schedule for taking faculty and staff to The Muny for the 2019 Commencement rehearsal on Friday, May 10, and the ceremony itself on Saturday, May 11. The meeting for all staff working the ceremony is Monday, May 6, at 1:30 p.m. in Winifred Moore Auditorium.

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Katy Sullivan

Katy Sullivan to Speak at Webster University's 100th Commencement

February 06, 2019

Actress and Paralympic star Katy Sullivan will be the Commencement Speaker for Webster University’s 2019 Commencement on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at The Muny in Forest Park. To mark this milestone 100th Commencement, Webster will award four honorary doctorate degrees to alumni from throughout its history: Sullivan, Col. Sidney Gutierrez, Brenda Newberry and Elizabeth Robb.

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The seal was last changed in 1996.

Webster University Seal Design Contest

February 05, 2019

The 100th Commencement Committee has announced a contest to redesign the Webster University Seal, which was last modified in 1996. As with previous contests for the alma mater and fight song, this contest is open to submissions from the global Webster University community of students, alumni, faculty and staff at every campus. A $2,500 prize will be offered to the contest winner. Submissions will be accepted until March 18, 2019.

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muny

New Team Captain Volunteers Needed for May Commencement Ceremony

December 10, 2018

Every year we celebrate Webster graduates in May at the Commencement ceremony at the Muny. This event requires the over 200 staff to make this a safe and pleasant experience for our graduates and their guests. The University is working to develop a larger committee of leaders to share the leadership, responsibility and rewards of Commencement day.

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The honorary degree recipient will deliver the commencement speech for Webster University's 100th annual commencement ceremony at The Muny in Forest Park.

Call for Nominations: Honorary Degree Recipient and 100th Commencement Speaker

August 17, 2018

The Honorary Degree Committee is seeking nominations for the honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker for Webster University's 100 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at The Muny in Forest Park in St. Louis. This annual ceremony is the largest gathering of graduates and their families from Webster University campus locations throughout the world. Nominations must be submitted through the online form and will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.

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Graduates at the 2018 Webster Ghana commencement ceremony, Webster's fourth in Accra

U.S. Ambassador Addresses 4th Webster Ghana Commencement

June 11, 2018

The fourth commencement held at Webster University Ghana was celebrated by a near-capacity crowd of excited families and friends of the latest additions to the Webster alumni network, with U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Robert P. Jackson delivering the commencement address. Sharing lessons from his own 36-year career in the diplomatic service, Jackson called on graduates to "Take the harder path. Learn from your mistakes. Let your struggles shape you for your purpose."

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Celebrating in Orlando

Florida Campuses Celebrate 2018 Commencement in Orlando

May 07, 2018

Commencement season is underway and Webster University's campus locations in Florida got this tradition off on a celebratory footing with a celebration for graduates in Orlando on April 21. Glenton Gizean, president and CEO of the Central Florida Urban League, delivered the keynote address, while Board of Trustees member Scott Wuesthoff welcomed graduates and Associate Vice President Donavan Outten conferred degrees.

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Buses will be available for transportation to the Muny on Friday and Saturday

2018 Commencement: Staff, Faculty Bus Schedule May 11-12

April 10, 2018

Webster University’s 99th Commencement ceremonies take place on May 12, in St. Louis at the historic outdoor amphitheater, The Muny in Forest Park. There will be bus transport on Friday, May 11, for faculty and staff participating in Commencement rehearsal. On Saturday, May 12, chartered buses will also be available to transport Commencement staff and participating faculty to and from campus

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